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Latest Storm Makes July 2013 The Wettest July In 95 Years

"¡La lluvia del verano! The summer rain! La pluie d'été!" (Photo by Jennifer Gaillard via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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After six months of drought, Los Angeles has now set a record for having the wettest July in 95 years, the National Weather Service announced today.

To crunch a few weather-related stats, July 2013 is the fourth-wettest July since records started being kept, with a massive (for L.A.) .09 inches of rain since July 1. Nearly half of that rainfall arrived today in an overnight storm that also brought thunder and lightning to some areas.

The all-time wettest July was recorded in 1886 when the city received .24 inches of rain.

Long Beach Airport also set records with .07 inches so far this month.

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So pat yourselves on the back, L.A. folks, for surviving all that rain! This month has brought not only showers but hail and flash floods to SoCal.

There could be even more in store as the NWS says there is a slight chance of rain today.

Photos: Awesome Lightning Strikes Last Night